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ABC coverage upcoming elections

Monday 03 March, 2014

The ABC are covering the two upcoming state elections of Tasmania and South Australia.

Below is the list of the ways you can stay in touch with the elections, election campaign's and the all important results.

We do not believe they should charge broadcasters twice: ABC

Thursday 06 February, 2014

There has been a lot of discussion on the PPCA streaming dispute, but the ABC has been quiet on the subject… until now.
radioinfo asked ABC Radio’s Head of Industry Policy & Strategy Jane Connors about the national broadcaster’s position on the current dispute.
While not involved in the current proceedings before the Copyright Tribunal, the ABC is “nonetheless watching the case carefully.”

Cost not content to be studied in ABC/SBS Inquiry

Friday 31 January, 2014

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced an inquiry into the efficiency of the ABC and SBS.

The Department of Communications will conduct the inquiry with the help of former Seven West Media CFO Peter Lewis.

Turnbull says it is "a routine responsibility of the Minister to ensure that the ABC and SBS use public resources as efficiently as possible."  The review is about cost not content according to the minister.

Saturday Night Country's Golden Guitars special

Friday 24 January, 2014

With the Tamworth Country Music Festival currently underway, and the Golden Guitar awards ceremony happening this Saturday night, Saturday Night Country on ABC in Tamworth is hosting a 'Golden Guitars special' show this weekend.

Go home with a new RN Friday Drive presenter

Monday 13 January, 2014

Dr Rebecca Huntley has been appointed as the new presenter for the Friday edition of RN Drive, commencing on Friday January 31.

Tracey Holmes joins ABC NewsRadio in 2014

Friday 20 December, 2013

Tracey Holmes will be joining ABC NewsRadio early in the New Year.
Best known to Australian audiences through her work on ABC Grandstand covering major sporting events, Tracey has also spent a considerable time reporting and presenting internationally, for broadcasters including CNN and China Central TV.

ABC sets up Mandela tribute station

Friday 06 December, 2013

With news of the passing of one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, this weekend ABC Radio will pay tribute to his life and work.

A special program featuring material from the ABC Archives is now on air on ABC Extra on digital radio, streaming, mobile and the ABC Radio app.

Produced by Clive Hunton, the special program features speeches, interviews, memories, and musical tributes.

Highlights include:

Newly elected Minister for Communications DIGs triple j

Thursday 24 October, 2013
Given a decent run in the traffic it can take less than half an hour to travel from Vaucluse in the heart of Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate to Newtown. But the two Sydney suburbs may as well be at opposite ends of the planet politically.

Russell Powell leaving NewsRadio for a job made in heaven

Wednesday 26 September, 2007

Russell Powell will leave ABC NewsRadio to join Anglican Media next year, taking up the position of Archbishop’s Media Advisor. Powell says “the ribbing has already started, jokes about swapping bad news for the good news, but I've pointed out there are no atheists at ratings time - everyone prays for good numbers!"

Russell Powell is one of ABC Radio’s most prominent presenters and was the first journalist on the air at the 24-hour national service NewsRadio, where he currently presents the drive-time show.

ABC NewsRadio set to cover the country: Wagga Wagga launch

Thursday 03 May, 2007

The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan and ABC Director Radio & Regional Content, Sue Howard, have launched one of the largest radio projects ever undertaken in Australia – the extension of ABC NewsRadio to all transmission areas around Australia with a population over 10,000.


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